Samurai of the Pale Curtain


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Champions of Kamigawa (CHK) Uncommon

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Samurai of the Pale Curtain

Creature — Fox Samurai

Bushido 1 (When this blocks or becomes blocked, it gets +1/+1 until end of turn.)

If a permanent would be put into a graveyard, remove it from the game instead.

Samurai of the Pale Curtain Discussion

Daedalus19876 on Judgment Day: Avacyn the Purifier EDH [REDUX]

2 months ago

DrkNinja: Honestly, I'm running Samurai of the Pale Curtain because I already had a foil, and it has some of my favorite typing in the game... Lol. Honestly I should probably be running both? At least she can carry a sword if I need to deal damage.

With regards to your other suggestions, Ethersworn Canonist DEFINITELY should be on my maybeboard. I feel like Loxodon Gatekeeper is kinda too much mana for his effect, have you found it to be very strong? Tithe Taker is a less-good Grand Abolisher (who honestly should be in here, but cuts are hard...).

Darkshadow327: I've never run Bygone Bishop before, but I feel like he'd be rather good at dodging effects like Spirit of the Labyrinth , and the VAST majority of my creature spells are CMC 3 or less. I'm curious about testing him at least!

hkhssweiss: Gift of Immortality was the MVP of my older Avacyn version, because it let me repeatedly sacrifice cards like Benevolent Bodyguard . However, I have less of those cards in this version, so it doubles as protection for my hatebears... I'm not sure if it's as good here.

Thanks everyone! If you like my Avacyn list, I'd ask that you upvote the "original" (Judgment Day: Avacyn the Purifier EDH | *PRIMER*) rather than this temporary version ;)

hydrothermia on Samurai

7 months ago

Welcome to Tapped Out!

It isn't quite Modern, due to Breath of Life(7th Edition), Karoo(Visions/Commander 2014) and Longbow Archer(7th Edition). You probably want to adjust the format to Casual or change those three cards out for something that at least from 8th Edition forward on to make it modern legal and you're short one card, you have 59. Emeria, The Sky Ruin and Grand Abolisher would be a nice addition and maybe some Silences.

Samurai of the Pale Curtain is my personal favorite samurai of the Kamigawa block.

mathgrant on Weenie Fox Tribal

7 months ago

I registered an account just to thank you, Jopling, for all the work you put into this deck. I got into this game very recently with the ulterior motive of trying to make friends at my FLGS where it seems Magic is played constantly. I'm not into high fantasy like merfolk and elves and such, but I'm a furry, and I'm really into foxes. When I learned that Magic has foxes in it, my attention piqued. When I learned that an experienced player (namely you) had already built a highly synergistic fox tribal deck which doesn't cost $1000, I decided to build that deck. Obviously, due to my newbishness and lack of any skill whatsoever, I haven't won with this deck as often as you have, but I've had tons of fun nonetheless. As it happens, the Magic community at the FLGS has been nothing but welcoming and amazing, and after playing for less than a month, I feel like I've broken into their social circle and become one of them.

I won 2 out of my 4 matches yesterday at our weekly Modern tourney; the first was sheer luck because I got Worship in games 2 and 3 and my opponent had no response. The second match I won was against an artifact-heavy deck with lots of mana ramping that summoned Emrakul, the Aeons Torn to kill me. I brought in Stony Silence from the sideboard in game 2, and managed to play it to slow down my opponent. He managed to eventually summon a few 1/1 colorless Thopters each turn, but I had his life low enough that he had to keep sacrificing them to block the attacks of my foxes just to survive. Eventually, I drew the right cards to buff up my foxes even further and gain an upper hand; he scooped afterwards. Because he was doing so much during his turns, our match was the last to finish that round; to my amazement, the players who'd finished their matches came to spectate and were cheering me, the total newb, on during game 3. It was at this point that I knew I was officially one of them now. I won that game and the match, so I guess having a rooting section helped. :)

Thanks again for making this deck list available for free and for iterating on it so much based on playtests and feedback. It is because of you that this new player has been able to get into the game and make new friends. Maybe in the future I'll have the money to acquire more cards and dabble in homebrewing, but for now, I'll just have fun buffing up your foxes. :)

By the way, the day I accidentally learned that Samurai of the Pale Curtain really messes with black decks, which often like having cards in the graveyard instead of exiled, was a pretty awesome day. :)

spuiopq on Kraum's MANly Combo

1 year ago

Thanks for the reply. I do think Wheel is good, and since I'm nowhere near a Power 9, it deserves a place almost definitely. For that reason, I'm a little bit inclined to make more use of the yard. However, Even though it is one-sided, I'm still reluctant to consider Leyline due to its cost. Maybe I'll try Samurai of the Pale Curtain to see how frequently it'll backfire.

Concerning the manabase, if I may ask, how does the current land count, namely 30 with a tabernacle, work for you? I used to be at 29, with all the card filtering in the deck, and still missing early-game land drops sometimes, so it worries me a little more, for a deck less stax and more control.

TheTeddler on Madd Gaddz

1 year ago

Leaning into the enchantress package and adding more controlling pieces could be great. eg:- Ethersworn Canonist- Hokori, Dust Drinker- Imposing Sovereign- Loaming Shaman- Choke

Other general notes:- Oblivion Ring effects fit with enchantress theme- Oust is good- Fiend Hunter and similar effects could be good tempo plays- new 3 mana dinosaur which sacs to kill an artifact is good- Fauna Shaman, Eldritch Evolution and Chord of Calling helps the toolbox side- Samurai of the Pale Curtain is better than Stonecloaker most likely- Dauntless Escort seems fine to prevent wraths- having Yisan, the Wanderer Bard and a few pieces for him to tutor is good too - if your curve is quite low he can hit a lot of different stuff quickly

Some ideas more in this list too: Explorey-Os! Selvala Combo/Stax

joshuaspencerfox3 on Rafiq of the Many

1 year ago

I went ahead and made the changes to the deck. I went ahead and kept Jenara instead of using the Eidolon. Since the bant good stuff is gone I think I will change out the liege cards for Samurai of the Pale Curtain and Taj-Nar Swordsmith for more hate and another equipment tutor. Thanks again for the help!

ClockworkSwordfish on Hire a Samurai

1 year ago

You're missing some of the best samurai, friend! You should get a set of Samurai of the Pale Curtain as well as a fourth Hand of Honor. They can get a lot of early damage in and outfight other creatures for most of the game. Konda's Hatamoto is another creature I'd strongly recommend four of - it's quite easy to have a legendary samurai in play cheaply. It's flat-out better than Inner-Chamber Guard, for instance.

I'd also try to get a copy or two of Sensei Golden-Tail in there, as he's a two-mana legendary for the Hatamoto, and also gives you something to do with your mana later on. You can keep targeting the same creature with his ability to keep giving them more instances of bushido (having bushido 1 three times is identical to having bushido 3, for instance.) Maybe run a single Kentaro, the Smiling Cat, too - not because you'll need his ability, but it's worth making sure the Hatamoto is buffed! I dunno if Opal-Eye, Konda's Yojimbo is any good, but, um... he's cool.

Lastly, Oathkeeper, Takeno's Daisho seems like an obvious inclusion. The +3 power will let your mid-sized creatures compete even in the late game, and since they're all samurai, even trades in combat will become favourable for you. Try it out!

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